Responsible for the Digitas business this role will report into the Finance Director of our communication agencies : Digitas, Saatchi & Saatchi and MSL.
You will share four direct reports with the Finance Manager of Saatchi & Saatchi and MSL.
Digitas is The Connected Marketing Agency, relentlessly committed to help brands better connect with people through our brand principles - Truth.
Connection. Wonder. Our team is deliberately diversified with experts in data, strategy, creative, media, and tech working seamlessly across capabilities and continents to achieve ambitious outcomes through ideas that excite, provoke and inspire.
Key Responsibilities :
Ensure compliance with Publicis Groupe operational and financial policies and processes as detailed in our Code of Conduct
Execute Strategies to enforce internal financial controls and manage implementation
Manage Internal, FMC and External Audits to ensure compliance and implementing feedback into Company's accounting practices.
Maintain Accountability for practices conducted by Re : Sources and Agency Finance Team
Manage Month End Review and submission to Groupe
Manage preparation of Annual Commit and Reforecast submissions
Manage financial aspects of Client Accounts, including budgeting and Contractual requirements
Manage the improvement of Client Account Profitability, proactively seeking ways to grow business or improve profitability in collaboration with Client Finance Team
Identify and communicate any financial risk and scope issues associated with client accounts.
Provide advice on how to improve business financial situations, increasing revenue, reducing costs and accelerating cash collection from clients
Manage Company risk to FX exposure, working with Treasury to execute Hedging
Support all departments for all financial and operational issues
Identify opportunities to create efficiencies, streamline processes and leverage resources to reduce costs wherever possible
Translate cost reduction strategies into operation by managing communication and implementation
Oversee monthly cost reports to assess success of strategies and implementation
Build positive relationships with Publicis Team Leaders - regular and open communication.
About you :
Understanding of media and / or creative industries
Able to actively develop and maintain strong working relationships with all personnel both at an interpersonal level and across all business processes within the wider business environment
Strong problem-solving skills
Ability to plan and prioritise workload
Experienced people leader
Savvy with excel.
What we can offer you :
Be a part of the Publicis Groupe family one of the world’s most progressive and dynamic modern communications businesses enjoying all the perks that come with our network offering :
Work with a diverse team where we value all the benefits of harnessing differences for our people, our clients and our business
A committed Diversity and Inclusion and Belonging strategy driven through our Viva! Women , Égalité and Wholeself programs
Work Your World program enabling employees the flexibility to work from anywhere in the world for up to 6 weeks per year
A creative, fun and rewarding office environment backed up by our Publicis Liberté flexibility approach working your way, with us!
Access to employee benefits including wellness programmes, learning and development opportunities, network events
Confidential 24-hour support via our employee assistance programme.